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Cove Mountain  

Other Names: None

Location: Wythe County

Campaign: Crook-Averell Raid on the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad (May 1864)

Date(s): May 10, 1864

Principal Commanders:Brig. Gen. William W. Averell [US]; Brig. Gen. William. E. Jones [CS]

Forces Engaged: Brigades

Estimated Casualties: 300 total

Description: On May 10, Brig. Gen. W.W. Averell’s raiders encountered a brigade under William “Grumble” Jones near Cove Mountain. After delaying the Union advance, the Confederates withdrew. The next day, Averell reached the New River Bridge on the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad, which he burned.

Result(s): Inconclusive

CWSAC Reference #: VA109

Preservation Priority: III.4 (Class D)

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